District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP)

District Curriculum Accommodation Plan

The Quincy Public Schools ensures that every effort is made to meet individual students’ needs within the regular education program. This District Curriculum Accommodation Plan is designed to assist principals and teachers meet the needs of diverse learners in the general education program.

The plan will assist the regular classroom teacher in analyzing and accommodating diverse learning styles of all students in the regular classroom and in providing appropriate services and support within the general education program. This assistance will include, but not be limited to,

  • Direct and systematic instruction in all core subjects, with specific, targeted support in reading and mathematics, learning English as a second language, and positive, strengths-based reinforcements for behavior.

  • All new educators will participate in a formal mentoring program and collaborate with veteran educators, as well as members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team.

  • Family engagement remains a top priority at all Quincy Public Schools. Parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their student’s academic and non-academic learning.

A variety of data sources are used to analyze students’ learning needs, including, but not limited to:

  • MCAS


  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

  • Early Literacy Universal and Dyslexia Screener (mCLASS)

  • Attendance

  • Mid-Term Interim Reports and Term Grades

  • Formative and Summative Assessments

Our students’ progress is monitored and reported throughout the year using benchmark assessments, student profile reports, progress reports, parent/teacher conferences, and report cards. Core and noncore subjects are all aligned to the learning expectations outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

The district professional development program includes early release time throughout the school year, job embedded action research, common planning time, vertical team collaboration, grade-level curriculum study groups, site-based coaching and consultations and graduate courses. In addition, DESE required courses on supporting English Learners and Students with Disabilities are offered annually, taught by staff members or members of the superintendent’s leadership Team who are certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Reviewed and Updated August 2022